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Series: The Immortal Gene #1
Published by Inked Rabbit Publishing on October 1st 2015
Genres: Science fiction, New Adult
Source: ARC from publisher
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Welcome to Soulless.We are the generation that laughs at death.
Reincarnation; what was once considered a gift of immortality has become an eternity of nightmares.
Nadia Richards lives in a world plagued by reincarnation, a system of recycling souls where all past memories, personalities and traumatic events are relived daily in disjointed sequences. Trapped within their own warped realities, not even the richest and most powerful are saved from their own minds unraveling. Madness is the new human nature, and civilizations are crumpling beneath themselves trying to outrun it.
Within a society that ignores death, Nadia appears to be the one exception to the reincarnation trap. Born without any reincarnated memories and with printless eyes, the hot tempered 19 year old quickly becomes the ultimate prize to all those wishing to end the vicious cycle, or for some, to ensure they could evade death forever.s
This book was brutal. In just about every respect. It’s good, but it’s harsh. Grating on the emotions. And a page-turner, for sure.
The plot changes every few pages, it seems. It’s never quite clear what the end goal is, because I think that changes a few times as well, but there’s always some short-term immediate goal. Usually escaping. Not getting killed. The usual. It’s gripping. It’s also savage. It’s a harsh world. Well, most of it. Everyone’s grown up paranoid and ready to attack. There’s a lot of bloodshed and cruelty. Anyone could die at any moment because death is meaningless. For most people.
What was really a bit frustrating was Diesel. (Her companion for most of the book. Not in the synopsis so kinda a spoiler, but not a huge one. There’s always a companion, right?) And feelings. Ugh. It’s hard dealing with that junk when the world is so crazy. Harder especially for them because they’ve seen the worst of it. She doesn’t know what’s going on and he has suspicions but neither can talk properly. Whatever. They can do what they want. It is frustrating but not understandable. I didn’t want to read the book for that anyway. I read it for the premise, and it was interesting enough to make me forgive the frustration. Also, Diesel was somewhat terrifying and confusing.
It’s hard to figure out how I feel about this book other than from the few feelings it left me with. Mostly I was left reeling from the intensity of it. It was a lot of harsh stuff all at once, no breaks. Nice cliffhanger ending though. Well, not too different really from all the other stuff they’ve been through, but after a few important realizations, so more of a big deal. I wouldn’t mind reading the sequel
reaction upon finishing
wow *shocked silence*
this book in one word